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National Nov 9, 2017

Over 1,000 fish found dead in a massive die-off at a Tokyo aquarium

A major Tokyo aquarium suffered a massive die-off inside its largest fish tank late Tuesday and early Wednesday, likely due to lack of oxygen. Sunshine Aquarium resumed public display of the tank Thursday after suspending some operations the day before and announcing that a total ...

Business / Tech Nov 9, 2017

Indonesia plans automated system to flag contentious online material

Indonesia plans to launch in January a new automated system using 44 servers to help block websites displaying content such as pornography or extremist ideology, a communications ministry official said on Wednesday. The world's most populous Muslim-majority nation has stepped up scrutiny of online content ...

National Nov 9, 2017

Japan-funded facility for Syrian refugee women opens in Turkey

A Japan-funded facility for female Syrian refugees opened Wednesday in Gaziantep, southern Turkey, to provide vocational training and Turkish language education. The facility, for which Tokyo offered $1 million, is operated by U.N. Women, an organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. ...

Reimagining China and Asia

Commentary / World Nov 9, 2017

Reimagining China and Asia

by Chas Freeman

China's growing military weight as well as doubts about the staying power of the U.S., exacerbated by White House rhetoric, have caused China's neighbors, including longstanding U.S. allies, to begin to reposition themselves.

Luxury accomodations on the sea

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Nov 9, 2017

Luxury accomodations on the sea

On Nov. 3, Atami Sekaie in Shizuoka Prefecture opened a new annex named Atami Sekaie Tsuki-no-michi featuring 13 rooms, including a luxurious penthouse and a Japanese grill restaurant 1 Shio (Hitoshio). The hotspring ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) complex, created in collaboration with globally renowned consultant ...

Former SMAP stars find freedom online

Music | Sound Off Nov 9, 2017

Former SMAP stars find freedom online

by Patrick St. Michel

When a wrecking ball fell on and destroyed a car, I was hooked on a 72-hour live stream starring three former members of pop group SMAP. Airing last weekend on the online streaming site AbemaTV, this program found Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Shingo Katori ...

WBA flyweight champ Kazuto Ioka relinquishes title

More Sports / Boxing Nov 9, 2017

WBA flyweight champ Kazuto Ioka relinquishes title

WBA flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka relinquished his belt Thursday, his father and gym president Kazunori Ioka announced. The elder Ioka told a news conference his son had been scheduled to defend his title for the sixth time on Dec. 31, but he will not be ...

Keisuke Honda helps Pachuca advance to Copa MX semifinals

Soccer Nov 9, 2017

Keisuke Honda helps Pachuca advance to Copa MX semifinals

Midfielder Keisuke Honda scored four minutes before the break as fifth-seeded Pachuca trounced No. 13 seed Xolos de Tijuana 4-0 in a Copa MX quarterfinal on Wednesday. Midfielder Victor Guzman collected a brace and goals from Honda and Franco Jara sent the fans at Estadio ...